The Daily Illini

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Tommy, a guest at The Phoenix, strums his guitar in the recreation room of the drop-in center on Dec. 16.

By Sarah Foster

January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming melodies on his acoustic guitar.She smiles. These are the moments that make her sacrifices seem...

Dear thank-you notes, thank you

By Thaddeus Chatto

November 22, 2013

It’s that time of the year again. The day is nearly here when families unite on a Thursday to feast on turkeys, apple cobblers and whatever other foods are made for Thanksgiving.  It’s a day full of three F’s: family, food and football. But let’s not forget an important reason for celebrating t...